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Little League Baseball

July 30, 2014
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It will soon be time for the annual Little League World Series.  Recently, Little League celebrated its 75th anniversary.   In 1939 Carl Stotz, a Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lions Club member, started Little League with 3 teams. I doubt if he and his two cohorts, George and Burt Bebble, could have envisioned how the sport has...

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Pee Wee Football

July 29, 2014
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The other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing.  Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school.  When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports...

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Football Injuries

July 28, 2014
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California and Texas have instituted rules regulating the type of practice in which high school athletes can participate.  California allows two nights of contact drills per week while Texas limits contact to just one practice per week.  Several other states have passed similar regulations.  I do not believe you can regulate safety in any...

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Coaches Corner

July 25, 2014
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Before you know it, another season of Coaches’ Corner will begin.  I have lost track of what year this will be.  It has been at least 30 seasons.  I did not do it for a couple years, but I know I had the program in the mid-80′s. During this time span, I have done...

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BHS Single-Game Scoring Record

July 24, 2014
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Thanks to research by Terry Giesting, I can give you the progression of the single-game scoring record in boys’ basketball at Batesville.  Earl Hazen set the record of 10 points in a 1921-22 ball game.  Stanley Barnhorst broke this record 3 years later by scoring 16 points against Moores Hill.  The first player to score...

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Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Tourney

July 23, 2014
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I was invited by Coach Garrett to attend the opening ceremonies at the most recent alumni golf tournament.  Ham Struewing and I were two of the old-timers who attended this outing.  Of course, I am not able to play golf, and Ham chose to participate by running the putting contest at the tournament.  Ham...

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Media Event or Sport?

July 22, 2014
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Last week was the MLB All-Star Game.  It supposedly was to start around 8 p.m.  At 11 p.m. the game was only in the 6th inning.  This meant that they had played 3 hours to complete a little over one half of a ball game. I feel that All-Star Events in professional sports have...

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Another Face from the Past

July 21, 2014
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I was recently pleasantly surprised when my wife answered a knock at the front door.  It was 1993 grad, Greg Strobel.  Greg ran for me in cross country and track during his 4-year stint at Batesville High School. Greg, like many cross country runners, is still actively participating in this physical activity.  The day he...

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Alumni Golf

July 18, 2014
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Later today I will be heading for North Branch Golf Course in New Point for the Batesville Basketball Alumni Annual Golf Outing.  This event was started by Coach Garrett for two reasons:  1) He wanted to give the basketball alumni a reason to get together to renew old friendships and reminisce.  2) To use the...

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Todd Frazier

July 17, 2014
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If you watched the Home Run Contest at the All-Star Festivities, you know that Todd Frazier represented the National League as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.  The human interest in this story is that you get to pick the pitcher that will throw to you for the Home Run Contest.  Todd chose his...

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Thurs – Sun July 31st – Aug 3rd. Caldweell Pioneer Acres, Located 3 mi. south of Rushville, IN just off hwy 4. $10 for all four days or $5 for one day! Children under 12 are free! Daily activities include: Parade Entertainment Sawmilling Field Events Threshing Corn Shelling Calliope Metal Spinning Expect 25 + Large Steam Engines, 300 + Tractors, Large Variety of Gas Engines, 100 + Flea Market Vendors, and plenty of good food available! Church services 4PM Saturday and 9AM Sunday! Featuring Gaar-Scott Steam Engines Camping Info: B.J. Bischoff 513-266-2128 Reunion Info: www.pioneerengineers.com Brian Vaughn 812-346-7640 Tracy Porter 765-969-3927
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